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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

You might be right about the big world tour - although both Ron Wood and Keef have been talking it up, especially after they got together with Watts in December for some "practice" sessions. Keef has been talking about bringing in Wymann and Mick Taylor. SO, while maybe no big tour, I do expect at least some one off shows in the coming year (and there is a little thing called the Olympics in London this summer...)

I saw them in Oakland last time around and was very pleasantly surprised by how good they were - even if it was full on corporate stadium rock, they delivered on stage.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

I think the last time we saw them was '05. It was a terrific show, but even then not QUITE as terrific as the previous time, which I think was '03. Time marches on ...

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

yeah but the time I saw them in '81 they SUCKED compared to the '05 tour - so time is not the most important factor. Those guys have embalming fluid in thier veins...I have a feeling we will see them tour one more time unless Mick or Keef drop between now and then...thing is I won't pay 500$ to see it.

Even the last tour was embarrasing- but entertaining in a Spinal Tap kind of way. Keef doing the knee slide and then pushing the "I've fallen and I can't get up" button. Maybe that will be the name of the final tour...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 29, 2012 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

>thing is I won't pay 500$ to see it

Yeah I tend to agree.

Mick looked crazy the other night. I mean, he's always been crazy, but this was not crazy in a good way.

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 2, 2012 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

I saw part of the broadcast the other night and definately thought Mick's performance was the weakest of those I saw. I questioned his choice of 'Miss You.'
(I'd rather go blind with Trucks, Haynes and ST was wonderful imo).
But you thought he was that bad? What exactly did you see that made you conclude the Stones won't tour?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 4, 2012 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

I just cringed watching Mick. It just wasn't like it used to be. I mean, he was so out of breath he was apologizing after one song. This is not the Mick who could run 15 miles on stage in an evening. I just don't think he'd want to do it if he couldn't do it that way - I don't think he wants to be embarrassed. As I said, surely he will still perform, he just needs to pick his venues and pace himself. I just think the big wild crazy world megatour thing is finally over. And then of course there's Keith, who has looked dead for about 20 years already ...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 29, 2012 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

I think $500 a tic for the 'This is it!' tour isn't quite going to reach the floor pricing level for that stadium seat waaay over there, (Keep going, all the way in the back.) not to even venture a guess at the cost for a tic where you can actually see them as they perform. And folks will easily pay whatever and God Bless to them.

It's incredible that a musical oldies act (last really good original material?) can vacuum up as much money as they do. Winner for most mercurial rock band ever.

Reminds me a little bit of this band in the '90's, but they had nothing on these guys. Under My Thumb indeed.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 1, 2012 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

If the Dead had only played every 3 or 4 years the way The Stones did they would have been able to rake in the cash the same way. I mean they almost did anyway and they toured every year all the time.

My favorite Stones shows were from the 1989 tour, we saw a few of the shows at Shea stadium and they actually sounded like a real rock band. They were rehearsing up in Washington Connecticut, at a girls school I think, we snuck onto the grounds and pressed our noses against the windows until the security chased us away.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 29, 2012 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Complete White House Blues performances

"I've fallen and I can't get up tour"

catchy, but I'm still partial to the old joke that the Stones last hurrah will be known as the "Steel Wheelchair Tour"

">thing is I won't pay 500$ to see it"

not unless I get to party with them before the show(they probably won't be in any condition to party after) and Ronnie kicks in a couple of guitar lessons

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